CELEB GOSS: Monster’s Ball bankrupted Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga.

Monster’s Ball bankrupted Lady Gaga

Pop star Lady Gaga stunned her father when she told him she was broke after pouring her millions into the stage set for her 2009 Monster’s Ball world tour.

The singer says she put her $US3 million ($A3.36 million) savings into the design to give her fans the best live experience - and to impress a very important promoter.In a new documentary, which debuts on US TV this week, Gaga says, ‘‘I was bankrupt during the show. I had $3 million in the bank to my name and I threw it all in to make my stage.

‘‘I remember I went home and I was with my dad, and he said, 'I don’t understand, Bad Romance is out, you’re all over the radio, everyone is talking about you and you don’t have a pot to pemems in.’

‘‘I said, ’Just let me do this, let me just put it on the stage because I think if I can do this I think I can get Arthur Fogel’s attention.’’’

Fogel is the Live Nation mastermind who manages U2 and Madonna’s tours.

The gamble paid off - Fogel was impressed with Gaga’s efforts and signed on to manage her next tour, which raked in more than $US220 million ($A246.06 million) and became one of the most profitable concert treks of all time.

‘‘Everybody said it couldn’t happen... Everybody said he was crazy,’’ Gaga recalls, adding:

‘‘I remember he called me and he said, ’We wanna do this’, and he got Live Nation to write me a $US40 million cheque.

‘‘It changed my life and the life of my whole family.’’emLady Gaga kicks off a new world tour on May 4.

She will perform in Australia in August.

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Miley Cyrus pictured rolling a joint

Miley Cyrus has been pictured rolling what appears to be a marijuana joint.

The Wrecking Ball star can be seen in a photograph, posted by a male friend on his Instagram page, putting a suspicious-looking substance into cigarette paper while in a recording studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The pal wrote in the caption, ‘‘Yup...... Recordin (sic) with Miley... High as f***...’’

Cyrus hit headlines in 2013 by sparking up a joint on stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, where marijuana is legal.

While in Tulsa, the singer also added a lip tattoo to her collection of body art.

She showed off her latest inking in a picture posted on her Instagram page on Friday.

The image shows the pop star pulling down her lip to reveal a yellow and black cat, which she dubbed ‘‘sad kitty’’.

Her friend - who accompanied her to the tattoo parlour - also wrote on her own page, ‘‘We got tattoos on our lips... What the f***.’’

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US actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have celebrated their impending wedding with an intimate enagement party in Los Angeles over the weekend.

A number of celebrities attended the party at Carondelt House in the city, including Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Marilyn Manson, Rick Ruben and Ryan Adams, according to Us Weekly.

Heard wore a white silk spaghetti-strap vintage ensemble on the evening, according to the magazine.

Depp went for a casual black suit and matching top hat.Depp, 50, and Heard, 27, got engaged in December after nearly two years dating.

The couple went public with their realationship in June 2012, not long after Depp announced his split from French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis.

Depp and Paradis share a daughter and son, 14-year-old Lily-Rose and 11-year-old Jack.

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Paltrow, Martin buy $US14M Malibu home

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are heading for the beach after buying a new $US14 million ($A15.56 million) house overlooking Malibu, California.

The superstar couple has bought a new home in Point Dume, where actress Julia Roberts also has a retreat.

The ocean-view property, designed by architect John Lautner, was built in the early 1970s and was previously owned by real estate developer Donald Sher.

The home comes with a swimming pool, tennis court, fitness room and even a yoga studio.

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Depp, Heard hold engagement party in LA

US actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have celebrated their impending wedding with an intimate enagement party in Los Angeles over the weekend.

A number of celebrities attended the party at Carondelt House in the city, including Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Marilyn Manson, Rick Ruben and Ryan Adams, according to Us Weekly.

Heard wore a white silk spaghetti-strap vintage ensemble on the evening, according to the magazine. 

Depp went for a casual black suit and matching top hat.Depp, 50, and Heard, 27, got engaged in December after nearly two years dating.

The couple went public with their realationship in June 2012, not long after Depp announced his split from French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis.

Depp and Paradis share a daughter and son, 14-year-old Lily-Rose and 11-year-old Jack.

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US judge revokes Chris Brown’s probation

American rapper Chris Brown has been arrested for allegedly breaching his probation.

TMZ website says Brown was taken into custody after being kicked out of a rehab facility in Malibu where he’s spent the last four months dealing with substance abuse and anger management issues.

TMZ says he had been caught having an ‘‘inappropriate relationship’’ with a female worker, but that was not why he was ordered to leave.

Brown is on parole for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

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